Friday, July 13, 2012


A friend of a friend has metastasized breast cancer, having gone to her brain.  She's a single mom with two kids.  Having gone through advanced breast cancer myself about five years ago, I can't imagine how she handles it.  I am lucky enough to have a very supportive husband who really picked up the slack when I was out of it.  Having to support kiddos alone, while you are undergoing treatment must be so hard.  I feel for her and her family.    Her friends are having a fundraiser/silent auction to help support her in this difficult time.  This is what I'm donating.  I hope it helps, even if it's just a little.

and in B&W.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Unconditional Love

I love sketching.  It's simple.  It doesn't get cluttered with color.
Just for the fun of it, with no judgement: it feels like a big deep breath of AHHHH.

Just like the love of family.  You're loved.  No matter what.   You don't have to worry that you aren't perfect.  You're just loved because you are you.  I'm so thankful for my family.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Illustration Friday - Refresh

It's refreshing to go swimming in the lake... better to do it without all your clothes on.

Today's illustration was a great excuse to play with some new colors and techniques.  Experimenting can be fun.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Boxcar and Baby

Working on a few new pieces:   Boxcar and Baby.
After all, every baby should have a potbellied pig to lean on.